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.......»^^   .              .»»»».               .  ^^».......
......»^^% . ^»»   »^@  THE BASEMENT  @^»   »»^^ .  %^^»......
.....»^^%#  .   »#»     .»»»»»»»»»».     »#»    .   #%^^».....
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...»^^%###                                          ###%^^»...
..»^^%#### THE BASEMENT IS A MAN-MADE SUBTERRANEAN  ####%^^»..
...»^^%###   ENVIRONMENT WHERE YOU COULD FIND SUCH  ###%^^»...
....»^^%##  THINGS AS THE FURNACE, THE LABYRINTH,   ##%^^»....
.....»^^%#            REPTILES OR GRAVES.           #%^^».....
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.......»^^  A SMALL OR RURAL BASEMENT IS A CELLAR.  ^^».......
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.......... OFTEN CREATED IN GOOD FAITH, A BASEMENT  ..........
.......... IS NEVEVERTHELESS A WAY TO BRING A CAVE  ..........
..........   INTO YOUR BUILDING, AND CAVE THINGS    ..........
..........  WITH IT. I'VE FOUND THAT IT'S EASIER TO ..........
..........   THINK OF ALL CAVES AS THE SAME LARGE   ..........
..........    STRUCTURE, IT'S JUST THAT ALL PARTS   ..........
..........    MIGHT NOT BE PHYSICALLY CONNECTED.    ..........
..........      THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE INVITING IN.     ..........
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.........»            »#» . USAGES . »#»            ».........
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......»^^%   THE PURPOSE OF A BASEMENT IS OFTEN TO  %^^»......
.....»^^%#    HIDE UNSIGHTLY APPLIANCES, ENGINES,   #%^^».....
....»^^%##  INFRASTRUCTURE (PIPES AND WELLS)... OR  ##%^^»....
...»^^%### TO HIDE THE TRUE WEIGHT (PURPOSE?) OF A  ###%^^»...
..»^^%####                 BUILDING.                ####%^^»..
...»^^%###                                          ###%^^»...
....»^^%##  TO DRAW FROM THE EARTH AROUND IT, PUSH  ##%^^»....
.....»^^%#         ABOVE GROUND, LAUNDERED.         #%^^».....
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.......»^^    A CELLAR IS A MORE SENSEFUL AFFAIR,   ^^».......
........»^   LESS INTENSE... MADE TO STORE THINGS   ^»........
.........»    (FOOD OR BREWS, TOOLS) IN A COLDER    ».........
.......... ENVIRONMENT. PERHAPS TO GROW MUSHROOMS.  ..........
..........  PERHAPS TO BURY CORRUPT CREATURES (NOT  ..........
..........                 ADVISED)                 ..........
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